Publications

Web Special

Mapping European leverage in the MENA region

by ECFR - 12th December, 2019

Turmoil in the Middle East and north Africa directly affects Europeans. Yet their influence in the region has never been weaker. This project maps Europe’s role across the Middle East and north Africa, making the case that Europeans can do more to leverage their influence in pursuit of core interests

Policy Brief

The last of the offended: Russia’s first post-Putin diplomats

by Kadri Liik - 19th November, 2019

Russia’s new generation of foreign policy professionals bring with them a shift in attitudes that challenges centrality of “the West” in Russian foreign policy.

PDF    

Policy Brief

Sacred struggles: How Islam shapes politics in Mali

by Andrew Lebovich - 01st November, 2019

Religious issues and leadership play an increasingly important role in Mali, but international actors are ill-equipped to understand and analyse this.

PDF    

Policy Brief

Beyond good and evil: Why Europe should bring ISIS foreign fighters home

by Anthony Dworkin - 25th October, 2019

EU member states have failed to come up with a coherent policy on how to handle the hundreds of their citizens having travelled to join ISIS in Syria.

PDF    

Policy Brief

China’s great game in the Middle East

by Camille Lons (project editor), Jonathan Fulton, Degang Sun, Naser Al-Tamimi - 21st October, 2019

Europeans should monitor China’s influence on regional stability and political dynamics, especially in relation to surveillance technology and arms sales

PDF    

Policy Brief

All at sea: Europe’s crisis of solidarity on migration

by Shoshana Fine - 14th October, 2019

The European Union’s approach to migration has created a crisis of solidarity.

PDF    

Policy Brief

False moves: Migration and development aid

by Shoshana Fine & Susi Dennison & Richard Gowan - 08th October, 2019

Europe should not confuse development aid’s role in reducing forced migration with that of reducing migration more broadly

PDF    

Policy Brief

The instinctive multilateralist: Portugal and the politics of cooperation

by Susi Dennison and Lívia Franco - 02nd October, 2019

The Portuguese hope that the EU can help them tackle the challenges of globalisation: from climate change to cooperation on the impact of freedom of movement

PDF    

Web Special

Differentiation Tracker

by Hugh Lovatt - 01st October, 2019

ECFR’s Differentiation Tracker provides a snapshot of third state relations with Israel – and the extent to which these contain a clearly defined territorial definition that explicitly excludes Israeli settlements constructed on occupied territory in line with UNSCR 2334.